Name: TJ Williams-Hauger
Location: Chicago, IL
Affiliated Seminary: 2017 Graduate of New York Theological Seminary
Affiliated Denomination: American Baptist
Affiliated Church: Riverside Church, New York
I have a calling to take up the teaching of Jesus Christ who would promote Christianity and tolerance among those who have experience homophobia, sexism, racism, and ageism. This has been a part of the culture of the churches far too long in its history of marginalization and discrimination among individuals who do not fit into their standing within their religion.
I’m excited to announce that I am a new author!
The title of my book is ”Prophetic Mourning. Cries of Liberation and Justice in the Age of Chaos” by Grin Publishing. I wrote the story around a biblical character named Rachel who cries for her children who are no longer alive. I note how she cries for children who are being oppressed by unjust policy. The God of Rachel heard her cries for justice for her children who are no more because they are dead. Rachel continues to cry out each time a child dies in Palestine, Syria and each time children are separated from their parents by the American government.
I am working to build connections with emerging faith leaders and to learn the different ways we all do the work of justice. I am a political advocate for the poor, gun control, teacher, preacher and social justice warrior.
Thank you for supporting my fundraiser for Parity's Be the Hope Conference and Retreat in October, 2018. Any money raised above my goal of $500 will help other emerging pastors like me to attend Be the Hope, and to be empowered for their ministries.